Demarius Reed murder charges filed against 2, including Ed Jemeal Thomas, in death of ex- Simeon football player

November 26, 2013 (YPSILANTI, Mich.)

Demarius Reed was shot and killed in October during a robbery in the stairwell of his apartment near the campus of Eastern Michigan University.

Two 20-year-old men, including Ed Jemeal Thomas of Detroit, are charged with murder and armed robbery.

Reed's family was relieved to hear about the charges.

"For a while, I was feeling hopeless. [I] felt a little bit of joy, as well, but also some sadness. All those feelings just began to re-emerge. You know, the hurt, the loss," said Carl Reed, the victim's father.

Reed attended Simeon Career Academy in Chicago where he was a star football player.

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